Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Free Workshops on Mental Health Issues

A number of free workshops are being held locally. Bedfordshire and Luton Recovery College is part of the Bedfordshire Mental Health Academy which is a formal partnership with East London NHS Foundation Trust (ELFT) and the University of Bedfordshire.

The college is open to any adults who live or work in Bedfordshire and Luton.


Courses and workshops focus on mental health wellbeing and recovery. They are delivered by people with lived experience and professional experience.

We promote a positive student experience based on the principles of recovery and the values of the University of Bedfordshire and East London NHS Foundation Trust.

All of the courses and workshops are FREE of CHARGE.

Courses are open to people age 18 and over  who live or work in Bedfordshire and Luton
People living with mental health problems, their carers , family and friends
Colleagues from ELFT, Local authorities and local partner organisations


There are places still available on our workshops below. If you would like to book a place please email
recoverycollege@elft.nhs.uk or Telephone Nicky on 01234 273479

Workshop title: Trans Gender Awareness
Date: Thursday 25th May 2017
Time: 10.30-12.30
Venue: INCUBA, 1 BREWERS HILL ROAD, DUSTABLE, LU6 1AA


Workshop title: CREATIVE WRITING
Date: TUESDAY 30TH MAY 2017
Time: 10.00 – 13.00
Venue: The Higgins Bedford, Castle Lane, Bedford, MK40 3XD

Workshop title: UNDERSTANDING AND BREAKING MENTAL ILLNESS STIGMA WORKSHOP
Date: Tuesday 30th May 2017
Time: 10.30 – 12.30
Venue: Incuba, 1 Brewers Hill Road, Dunstable, LU6 1AA

Workshop title: Asian Community Mental Health Wellbeing
Date: Thursday 1st June 2017
Time: 12.30-15.00
Venue:ACCM (UK) 3A Woburn Road, Bedford, MK40 1EG

Workshop title: Dementia after diagnosis information workshop
Date: Monday 5th June 2017
Time: 14.00-16.00
Venue:St Andrews Church Hall, Kimbolton Road, Bedford, MK40 2PF

Workshop title: Polish Community Mental Health & Wellbeing
Date: Tuesday 13th June 2017
Time: 10.30-13.00
Venue: ACCM (UK) 3A Woburn Road, Bedford, MK40 1EG

Workshop title: Co-Production
Date: Thursday 15th June 2017
Time: 10.00-12.00
Venue: Priory Methodist Church, Choir Vestry, 63 Newnham Avenue, Bedford, MK41 9QJ
(This workshop is for people who are currently using ELFT NHS Services only and their carers)

Workshop title: Interview Skills
Date: Thursday 15th June 2017
Time: 13.00-15.00
Venue: Priory Methodist Church, Small Hall, 63 Newnham Avenue, Bedford, MK41 9QJ
(This workshop is for people who are currently using ELFT NHS Services only and their carers)

Workshop title: Co-Production
Date: Thursday 15th June 2017
Time: 10.00-12.00
Venue: LUTON CENTRAL LIBRARY,  ST GEORGE'S SQUARE, LUTON, LU1 2NG
(This workshop is for people who are currently using ELFT NHS Services only and their carers)

Workshop title: Interview Skills
Date: Thursday 15th June 2017
Time: 13.00-15.00
Venue: LUTON CENTRAL LIBRARY, ST GEORGES SQUARE, LUTON, LU1 2NG
(This workshop is for people who are currently using ELFT NHS Services only and their carers)

Workshop title: Alcohol & Awareness
Date: Wednesday 21st June 2017
Time: 13.30-15.30
Venue INCUBA, 1 BREWERS HILL ROAD, DUNSTABLE, LU6 1AA


Workshop title: UNDERSTANDING VOICES
Date: Screening – Thursday 29th June until Thursday 6th July
Time: 14.00-15.30
Venue: DRC WOBURN ROAD, WELLBEING CENTRE, 3 WOBURN ROAD, BEDFORD, MK40 1EG
(This workshop is for people currently accessing Mental Health Services in Bedford & Central Bedfordshire)